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Antimatter induced fusion and thermonuclear explosions

@article{Gsponer2006AntimatterIF,
  title={Antimatter induced fusion and thermonuclear explosions},
  author={Andr{\'e} Gsponer and J P Hurni},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
  year={2006}
}
The feasibility of using antihydrogen for igniting inertia l confinement fusion pellets or triggering large-scale thermonuclear ex plosions is investigated. The number of antiproton annihilations required to start a thermonuclear burn wave in either DT or Li2DT is found to be about 10 21 /� 2 , where � is the compression factor of the fuel to be ignited. In the second part, the technologies for producing antiprotons with high energy accelerator systems and the means for manipulating and storing… 
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